1.      Wu J, Sun W, Sun C, Xu C, Li S, Li P, Xu H, Zhu D, Li M, Yang L, Wei J,

Hanzawa A, Tapati SJ, Ueonoyama R, Miyazaki M, Rahman A*, Wu S (2022) Cold stress induces malformed tomato fruits by breaking the feedback loops of stem cell regulation in floral meristem

New Phytologist  DOI:10.1111/nph.18699 *Co-corresponding author


2.      Numata T, Sugita K, Rahman AA, Rahman A* (2022) Actin isovariant ACT7 controls

root meristem development in Arabidopsis through modulating auxin and ethylene responses

J. Exp.Bot 73, 6255-6271. DOI: *Corresponding author


3.      Rahman J, Sultana F, Fatima K, Hasan MM,  Gani N,  Hossain MS, Chowdhury AK,  Rahman A (2022) Genetic diversity of field mustard (Brassica Rapa L.) and their staurated and unsaturated fatty acids association

SABRAO Journal of Breeding and Genetics 54, 249-266. DOI:


4.      Ashraf MA, Rahman A* (2022) Cellular protein trafficking: a new player in low temperature response pathway

Plants 11, 933. DOI: *Corresponding author

(Invited review for the special issue ` Plants response to temperature extremes`)


5.      Ashraf MA, Akihiro T, Ito K, Kumagai S, Sugita R, Tanoi K, Rahman A* (2021) ATP Binding Cassette Proteins ABCG37 and ABCG33 function as potassium-independent cesium uptake carriers in Arabidopsis roots

Molecular Plant 14:664-678 DOI: *Corresponding author

(This article got wide media coverage in Japan including Newspaper and TV channels. This was also selected as the spotlight article)


6.      Rahman T, Shao M, Pahari S, Venglat P, Soolanayakanahally R, Qiu X, Rahman A, Tanino K (2021) Dissecting the roles of cuticular wax in plant resistance to shoot dehydration and low-temperature stress in Arabidopsis

Int. J. Mol. Sci. 22(4), 1554; DOI:


7.      Sumaya P, Rahman A* (2021) Actin isovariant ACT7 modulates root thermomorphogenesis by altering intracellular auxin homeostasis.

Int. J. Mol. Sci. 22 (14) 7749; DOI:



8.      Aslam M, Sugita K, Qin Y, Rahman A* (2020) Aux/IAA14 Regulates microRNA-Mediated Cold Stress Response in Arabidopsis Roots.

Int. J. Mol. Sci. 21(22), 8441; DOI: *Corresponding author


9. Rahman A, Kawamura Y, Maeashima M, Rahman A, Uemura M  (2020) Plasma membrane aquaporin members PIPs act in concert to regulate cold acclimation and freezing tolerance responses in Arabidopsis thaliana

Plant and Cell Physiology 61 (4): 787-802 DOI:10.1093/pcp/pcaa005



10. Ashraf MA, Rahman A* (2019) Cold stress response in Arabidopsis thaliana is mediated by GNOM ARF-GEF 

Plant Journal  97: 500-516 DOI: 10.1111/tpj.14137 *Corresponding author


11. Ashraf MA, Umetsu K, Ponomarenko O, Saito M, Aslam M, Antipova O, Dolgova N, Kiani CD, Susan Nezhati S, Tanoi K, Minegishi K, Nagatsu K, Kamiya T, Fujiwara T, Luschnig C, Tanino K, Pickering I, George GN, Rahman A* (2019)  PIN Formed 2 modulates the transport of arsenite in Arabidopsis thaliana.

Plant Communications DOI: 10.1016/j.xplc.2019.100009 *Corresponding author


12. Li P, Yu Q, Xu G, Xu C, Qi S, Wang H, Zhong F, Baskin TI, Rahman A, Wu S (2018) Construction of a functional casparian strip in non-endodermal lineages is orchestrated by two parallel   signaling systems in Arabidopsis thaliana

Current Biology 28: 2777-2786 DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.07.028


13. Li P, Yang M, Chang  J, Wu J, Zhong F, Rahman A, Qin H, Wu S (2018) Spatial expression and functional analysis of Casparian strip regulatory genes in endodermis reveals the conserved mechanism in tomato 

Frontiers in Plant Science DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2018.00832


14. Ashraf MA, Rahman A * (2018) - Hormonal regulation of cold stress response InCold Tolerance in Plants: Physiological, Molecular and Genetic Perspectives” Springer-Nature (eds: Wani, SH and Venura H) pp-65-88

*Corresponding author



15. Takhashi M, Umetsu K, Higaki T, Oono, Y, Blanclaflor EB, Rahman A* (2017) SMALL ACIDIC PROTEIN 1 (SMAP1) and SCFTIR1-regulated ubiquitin proteasome pathway act in concert to induce 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid-mediated alteration of actin in Arabidopsis roots  

Plant Journal 89: 940-956 DOI: 10.1111/tpj.13433 *Corresponding author


16. Aslam M and Rahman A* (2017) CRISPR-Cas9 Genome editing technology. In Workshop handbook for Ist national conference on CRISPR-Cas9 Genome editing technology: 8-25.

*Corresponding author


17. Ashraf MA and Rahman A* (2017) CRISPR/Cas9 and Biosafety Issues. In Workshop handbook for Ist national conference on CRISPR-Cas9 Genome editing technology: 29-34.

*Corresponding author



18. Hanzawa T, Shibasaki K, Numata T, Kawamura K, Gaude T, Rahman A* (2013) Cellular auxin homeostasis under high temperature is regulated through a SORTING NEXIN 1 dependent endosomal trafficking pathway

Plant Cell 25: 3424-3433 *Corresponding author


19. Rahman A* (2013) Auxin: a regulator of cold stress response.

Physiologia Plantarum 147: 28-35; doi:10.1111/j.1399-3054.2012.01617.x

*Corresponding author, *** Invited review for abiotic stress issue.


20Shibasaki, K, Rahman A* (2013) Auxin and temperature stress: Molecular and cellular Perspectives. In Polar Auxin Transport, Signaling and Communication in Plants 17 (eds: Chen, R and Baluska, F) pp 295-310. Springer.           

*Corresponding author



21. Nakasone A, Fujiwara M, Fukao Y, Biswas KK, Rahman A, Kawai-Yamada M, Narumi I, Uchimiya H, and Oono Y (2012) SMALL ACIDIC PROTEIN 1 acts with RUB modification components, the COP9 signalosome and AXR1, to regulate growth and development of Arabidopsis thaliana.

Plant Physiol. 160:93-105


22. Muday GK*, Rahman A*, Binder BM (2012) Auxin and ethylene: collaborators or competitors?

Trends in Plant Science 17:181-19; doi:10.1016/j.tplants.2012.02.001

These authors contributed equally. *** Feature review and cover article



23. Rahman A* , Takahashi M, Shibasaki K, Wu S, Inaba T, Tsurumi S, Baskin TI (2010) Gravitropism of Arabidopsis thaliana roots requires the polarization of PIN2 toward the root tip in meristematic cortical cells.

Plant Cell  22: 1762-1776

*Corresponding author


24. Baskin TI, Peret B, Baluška F, Benfey PN, Bennett  M, Forde BG, Gilroy S, Helariutta Y, Hepler PK, Leyser O, Masson PH, Muday GK, Murphy AS, Poethig S, Rahman A, Roberts K, Scheres B, Sharp RE, and Somerville C. (2010) Shootward and rootward: peak terminology for plant polarity.

Trends in Plant Science 15: 593-594 * (Letter)



25. Shibasaki K, Uemura M, Tsurumi S, Rahman A* (2009) Auxin response in Arabidopsis under cold stress: underlying molecular mechanisms.

Plant Cell 21:3823-3838

 *Corresponding author


26.Sukumar P. Edwards KS, Rahman A, DeLong A, Muday GK (2009) PINOID kinase regulates root gravitropism through modulation of PIN2-dependent basipetal auxin transport in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol 150: 722-735




27. Xu S, Rahman A, Baskin T, Kieber J (2008) Two leucine-rich repeat receptor kinases mediate signaling, linking cell wall biosythesis and ACC synthase in Arabidopsis.

Plant Cell 20:3065-3069

*** This article was selected as one of the featured articles for November issue of Plant Cell.


28. Okamoto T, Tsurumi S, Shibasaki K, Obana Y, Takaji H, Oono Y, Rahman A* (2008) Genetic Dissection of Hormonal Responses in the Roots of Arabidopsis Grown under Continuous Mechanical Impedance.

Plant Physiol 146:1651-1662

*corresponding author, *** This article was selected as one of the featured articles for April issue of Plant Physiol.


29. Muday G K, Rahman A (2008) Auxin transport and the integration of gravitropic growth. In Plant Tropism, (Gilroy S and Masson P, ed.). pp 47-68. Blackwell Publishing, MA, U.S.A.



30. Biswas KK, Ooura C, Higuchi K, Miyazaki Y, Nguyen VV, Rahman A, Uchimiya H, Kiyosue T, Koshiba T, Tanaka A, Narumi I, and Oono Y (2007) Genetic Characterization of Mutants Resistant to the Antiauxin p-chlorophenoxyisobutyric Acid Reveals that AAR3, a Gene Encoding a DCN1-Like Protein, regulates responses to the synthetic auxin 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid in Arabidopsis roots.

Plant Physiol 145:773-785


31. Oikawa A, Rahman A, Yamashita T, Taira H, Kidou S (2007) Virus-induced gene silencing of P23k in barley leaf reveals morphological changes involved in secondary wall formation.

J. Exp. Bot. 58: 2617-2625


32. Rahman A, Bannigan A, Sulaman W, Pechter P, Blancaflor EB, Baskin TI (2007) Auxin, actin, and growth of the Arabidopsis thaliana primary root.

Plant Journal 50:514-       528

 ***This article was evaluated as a must read article by the Faculty of 1000 Biology.



33. Rahman A, Nakasone A, Chhun T, Ooura C, Biswas KK, Uchimiya H, Tsurumi S, Baskin TI, Tanaka A, Oono Y (2006) A small acidic protein, SMAP1, mediates responses of the Arabidopsis root to the synthetic auxin 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid.

Plant Journal 47:788-801

***This paper was selected as featured article by the editor-in -chief of The Plant Journal and also was evaluated as a must read article by the Faculty of 1000 Biology.



34. Swarup R, Kargul J, Marchant A, Zadik D, Rahman A, Mills R, Yemm A, May S, Williams L, Millner P, Tsurumi S, Moore I, Napier R, Kerr ID, Bennett MJ (2004) Structure-Function Analysis of the presumptive Arabidopsis Auxin Permease AUX1.

Plant Cell 16:3069-3083



35. Oono Y, Ooura C, Rahman A, Aspuria ET, Hayashi KI, Tanaka A, Uchimiya H (2003) p-Chlorophenoxyisobutyricacid impairs auxin response in Arabidopsis root.

Plant Physiol 133: 1135-1147


36. Ahamed A, Rahman A, Hayashi F, Ueji S, Amakawa T, Tsurumi S (2003) Isolation of chromosaponin I-specific antibody by affinity chromatography.

Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communication (BBRC) 302: 587-592



37. Rahman A, Hosokawa S, Oono Y, Amakawa T, Goto N, Tsurumi S (2002) Auxin-and ethylene-response during Arabidopsis root hair development dissected by auxin influx modulators.

Plant Physiol 130: 1908-1917


38. Rahman A, Tsurumi S (2002) The unique auxin influx modulator chromosaponin I: a physiological overview.

Plant Tissue Culture (PTC) 12: 181-194 

*** invited review article



39. Rahman A, Amakawa T, Goto N, Tsurumi S (2001) Auxin is a positive regulator for ethylene mediated response in the growth of Arabidopsis roots.

Plant Cell Physiol 42:301-307


40. Rahman A, Ahamed A, Amakawa T, Goto N, Tsurumi S (2001) Chromosaponin I specifically interacts with AUX1 protein in regulating the gravitropic response of Arabidopsis roots.

Plant Physiol 125:990-1000


41. Rahman A, Hosokawa S, Amakawa T, Goto N, Tsurumi S (2001) Effects of CSI and 1-NOA on root hair developmental process of Arabidopsis.

In proceedings of the 6th symposium of the international society of root research: 224-225



42. Rahman A, Tsurumi S, Amakawa T, Soga K, Hoson T, Goto N, Kamisaka S (2000) Involvement of ethylene and gibberellin  signalings in Chromosaponin I-induced cell division and cell elongation in the roots of Arabidopsis seedlings.

Plant Cell Physiol. 41: 1-9


43. Tsurumi S, Ishizawa K, Rahman A, Soga K, Hoson T, Goto N, Kamisaka S (2000) Effects of Chromosaponin I and Brassinolide on the growth of roots in etiolated Arabidopsis seedlings.

J. of Plant Physiol. 156: 60-67